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By Yusuf Umar 

Adamawa State Government has vowed to continue its campaign against poverty through various social intervention programmes aimed at giving citizens a sense of belonging.

The Deputy Governor, Chief Crowther Seth gave the assurance while inaugurating the state cares steering committee of Nigeria COVID-19 action recovery and economic stimulus (NG cares) programme.

Chief Crowther Seth while tasking the committee to ensure transparency to achieve the purpose of the program acknowledged that poverty and vulnerability levels are already high in Nigeria before COVID-19.

He further stated that the pandemic has impacted negatively on poor and vulnerable households which led to loss of labour income and non-labour income among others.
Again he reaffirmed the Fintiri led Government's determination to cushion the inability of citizens to provide for themselves, particularly in vulnerable conditions of youth, old age, sickness, disability and unemployment due to crisis and other economic forces beyond their control.

He said the objective of the NG cares is in line with the Fresh Air Government's vision of expanding access to livelihood support and food security services.

Having said that the present administration is determined to kick poverty out of Adamawa through investing in physical, social and economic security, the number two citizen lauded the Federal Government and the world Bank for such program.

The Chairman of the Steering Committee who is equally the Hon Commissioner for Finance and Budget, Dr. Ishaya Dabari noted that the project is the world Bank's intervention to promote social and food security of the populace, especially the poor and vulnerable.

While pouring encomiums on the Fintiri led adminstration for providing the needed impetus to uplift the standard of living at the grassroots the Chairman assured of their tireless effort to the success of the programme 

The event was climaxed with the presentation of utility vehicle to the steering committee.

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